Presentation on protecting cultural heritage to be held in Dean Rusk Hall

The UGA Master of Historic Preservation Program will host the presentation “From Savannah to Syria: Protecting Cultural Heritage Through Law” April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The presentation will be delivered by Will Cook, the associate general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is open free to the public.

Cook’s work includes litigation advocacy on behalf of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in courts across the U.S. His recent projects include defending the use of historic tax credits, challenging federal agency approval of the world’s largest wind farm in the middle of Nantucket Sound, securing boundaries for a traditional cultural landscape in New Mexico and supporting historic property owners against the harmful effects of massive cruise ships in the Port of Charleston.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the School of Law and the College of Environment and Design.